Fuller Group has specialized in retail and restaurant design since its inception in 1997. The firm has provided structural engineering design for retail facilities in all of the lower 48 states. The projects include multi-year retail building programs for clients such as Hobby Lobby, Walgreens and Trader Joe’s, as well as restaurant chains including Dairy Queen and Krystal. We also provide services for developments with multiple retail tenants on both large and small scales.

Our strength is in the sheer volume of projects we have successfully completed. Our retail team can provide assistance with prototype development as well as individualized designs. We understand the retail industry and know how to provide thorough construction documents that will be economical to build, fast to construct, and long-lasting for the future end users.

Nexton Square

Located in Summerville, SC, Nexton is a master-planned community housing more than 1,000 families in an amenity-focused development just 25 minutes from Charleston. Nexton Square is a shopping and dining destination featuring high end brands, popular restaurants, and service-focused businesses.

This new construction project is a retail village in Nexton with boutique retail, salons, offices and restaurants surrounding a town “square.” The buildings, with generous overhangs, evoke an urban feel that front paver-lined streets and sidewalks. The facades include a mix of thin-brick, corrugated metal panels, Hardie panels and Trespa planks.

Coastal North Town Center

Coastal North was a multi-year, multi-phase project developed by Realty Link with architectural services provided by COR3 Design, LLC. Located in a high-wind, hurricane-prone region of Myrtle Beach, SC, this 311,000-square-foot project provided a challenging design opportunity. Fuller Group needed to coordinate with multiple tenant requirements in order to be compliant with individual tenant specifications.

The primary construction types were load bearing CMU walls for the in-line retail, and steel-framed structures for the out-parcels. Fuller’s scope also included the design of the entry sign, which was more than 60-feet tall.

Coastal Walk Marketplace

Located at the intersection of Smith Avenue and Main St. in Shallotte, NC, Coastal Walk Marketplace is a 32-acre site that includes one main in-line retail building (85,000 square feet) anchored by Ross and Marshalls. This multi-year design project required conventional steel framing with load-bearing CMU walls for the main retail buildings and a combination of wood and/or steel framing for the outparcels. Outparcels included PetSmart, Starbucks, and Aspen Dental. Additional development included the Boardwalk Shops and a Hobby Lobby all designed by Fuller Group as part of additional site development. Fuller Group partnered with COR3 Design, LLC for the architectural design.

Bay City Phase II

Located in the high-wind region of Panama City, FL, Bay City Point is a retail development consisting of in-line retail and multiple out parcel buildings. Fuller Group worked on Phase II of this project, which included 76,000 square feet of tilt-up concrete construction. The architect of record was Philip Royer with ASG, Inc.

This project required detailed coordination of all tenants in the space (Burlington Coat Factory was the anchor tenant), meeting their individual tenant specifications and lease agreement requirements.

The outparcel buildings were a combination of load bearing CMU and conventionally framed steel structures.

Prototypical Projects

Fuller Group works with a number of architectural clients in designing restaurants and prototypical projects across the United States. Our experience with designing for extreme environmental conditions including earthquakes, hurricanes, heavy snow storms, and substandard soils aids us in adapting new buildings to almost any site.

Since the company was founded, Fuller Group has assisted our architectural clients with restaurant and prototypical programs including Hobby Lobby, Dollar General, Walgreens, Trader Joes, Dairy Queen, Krystals, Southern Tire Marts, K-Marts, Sam’s Clubs, Starbucks, and many others. Our engineers are comfortable designing buildings in all construction materials including wood, cold-formed metals, structural steel, masonry and concrete. Our expertise allows us to help the client achieve the most economical designs for every kind of environment.